Saturday, January 23, 2010

Colorful Cloche Hat

For Christmas, my mom got me some really nice, soft bamboo yarn in a couple of different colors. One of the colors was variegated with pastely rainbow colors. I finally decided on what to use it for and created something for myself with it. I found this cloche pattern on Ravelry that I really liked and here's what I created. I made it in one evening, so it works up pretty quickly with bulky weight yarn and size K crochet hook.

An up close shot of the finished product. I love the "ribbon" detail. That's what made the hat for me.

Detail of the "ribbon" and bow. I would have increased the number of chains from 132 to 140 maybe to make this a little longer.

The hat on its owner. Sorry for the bright glare.

The hat is nice and heavy. I've never used bamboo yarn before, but this kind from Think Bamboo is super soft and easy to work with. Of course, my girls really liked the color and now want to wear Mama's hat. I have a little of the yarn left, so I might use some as trim on a scarf or something.


  1. Wow that's super cute! I want a cute hat for myself. I want to learn to crochet.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  2. I love it and I love crocheting. I am on Ravelry too... I will have to look you up.
    BTW, Glad you are back at SITS and hope you found the Apartment that you wanted.
    Happy Saturday Sharefest!!

  3. Stopping by from SITS! Wish I knew how to make something that cute!


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